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World IN BRIEF : YUGOSLAVIA : Serbia Assailed for Printing Money

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Slovenia accused Serbia of secretly ordering the printing of $1.4 billion in new money to pay its debts, threatening a new bout of inflation and acceleration of Yugoslavia’s impending breakup. Slovenian Prime Minister Lojze Peterle said Serbia’s unilateral action is “robbing” the other republics and warned that his government might issue a separate currency before the end of the month to protect Slovenes from the consequences he expects to be disastrous. The federal government ordered Serbia to withdraw the currency. But the order is expected to have little effect, since the disputed money is already in circulation.


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